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Saturday, May 5, 2018

#SaturdaySpotlight is on Gail Pallotta & Barely Above Water!

Good Morning Friends!

It's been years and years since Gail Pallotta visited us (sounds familiar LOL!) and this time she is here with her brand new novel, Barely Above Water so please give her a huge welcome!

When Suzie grew ill her boyfriend accused her of being on drugs and dumped her. Between his rejection of her and the illness wreaking havoc on her life, she’s lost self-confidence. In this scene she realizes her new boss, Matt, has an interest in her.


An illness comes out of nowhere and strikes Suzie Morris. Her boyfriend dumps her. She has no living family, and her physician can’t diagnose the malady. Suzie relies on her Christian faith as she faces the uncertainty of the disease, and turns to a renowned alternative doctor in Destin, Florida. She takes a job coaching a county-sponsored summer swim team. She’s determined to turn the fun, sometimes comical, rag-tag bunch into winners. Her handsome boss renews her belief in love, but learns of her mysterious affliction and abruptly cuts romantic ties. Later he has regrets, but can he overcome his fear of losing a loved one and regain Suzie’s trust?


Excerpt: 
Suzie’s heart soared like a rocket as she hung up her cell phone and laid it on the white pine table turned desk. Matt missed me! She fingered a loose thread on the navy and gray checked cushion on the straight-back chair. Carson had told her it embarrassed him to be out with her every time her hands shook at a dinner table in a restaurant. He’d screamed, “No guy will ever want to go out with you.” She shivered, but then a smile bubbled inside. Matt did. 

He never seemed disturbed by her symptoms. It was as though he didn’t see her hands shaking, that she looked pale, or she’d lost weight. Well he hadn’t known her when she was twenty-five pounds heavier. She may have been a little overweight then.

Someday would she be healthy and have a new relationship with a nice guy, maybe Matt? God was greater than this disease. With His help and Dr. Granger’s treatments, she’d be well soon, and Matt would never know she’d had this dreadful illness.

Barely Above Water can be found at: Pelican Prism Books, Amazon and B&N

Award-winning author Gail Pallotta’s a wife, mom, swimmer and bargain shopper who loves God, beach sunsets and getting together with friends and family. A former Grace Awards Finalist and a Reader’s Favorite 2017 Book Award winner, she’s published five books, poems, short stories and two-hundred articles. Some of her articles appear in anthologies while two are in museums.

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Until next time, take care and God Bless.
PamT


PS: In case you haven't heard, I'm joining 5 other authors on Monday (May 7th) for a Themed Christian Fiction Lovers Face Book Party! There'll be lots of fun and loads of prizes including a Grand Prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card!  I'm ALSO on Kris Bock's blog Monday. Hope to see you there!


11 comments:

Barbara M. Britton said...

Hi Gail,

I really enjoyed your book. I bought it for a friend who had Lyme's Disease too. Thanks for sharing an excerpt.

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Barbara,

Thank you for your kind words and thank you for buying the book for your friend with Lyme Disease. Blessings, Gail

Alina K. Field said...

Chronic illness can sure take a toll on a relationship. The book sounds lovely. Best of luck!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

I also know several people who suffer from Lyme Disease. It is hard to diagnose if there's no bullseye. Gail, congrats on what sounds like an excellent novel.

Susan Coryell said...

Oh, Wow. If it's Lyme, I know how destructive that can be to body and soul. Our pastor's wife has suffered from the results of Lyme for years--so debilitating. Best wishes for success.

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Alina, Thank you for stopping by. Chronic illness is definitely trying. It's especially hard for Matt in Barely Above Water because his mom recently passed away, and he can't deal with losing someone else.

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Jacqueline, That's right, and so often there's no rash at all. Two experts on Lyme Disease make comments on the facts and myths about the disease in the back of the book. They're helpful and informative.

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Susan,

Oh, I'm so sorry for your pastor's wife. Blessings to her.

Diane Burton said...

Wow. Now that's a conflict I've never seen in a romance. Best wishes!

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Diane, It's a different type romance, but it has a fun relationship as well as a great group of kids on the swim team. When I wrote it I wanted to share much-needed information about Lyme Disease, but I also wanted the book to be a fun read.

Thank you for stopping by!

Carlene Havel said...

Not only was "Barely Above Water" an entertaining read, I learned a lot about Lyme Disease fro it.